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Thanks for all of the feedback. Since there are no dealers where I live to buy a floor, nor have I seen inflatable parts for sale online or in the classifieds and necessity is the mother of invention, I am going to attempt this project. I will try making it out of 3/8" fir plywood and make sure it is all sealed really well and use some foam to protect the edges. I think using just one piece for the entire floor will make it simpler provided I measure twice , or more, and cut once. I'll let you know how it all turns out.
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So I got the floor built using some plywood and a cedar 2x4 leftover from a fencing project. I ripped the 2x4 in half then ran a dado down the centre to fit over the plywood. Did lots of measuring and trial fits, cut a few angles and came up with this. If it doesn't work in the boat I will add on some sides and bottom for when I meet my maker.
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I covered the floor with some resin then painted it and it is ready to go into the boat tomorrow for its maiden voyage?
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Looks good. Keep us posted.

I'm on my second inflatable floor. Who would have thought my high priced Hypalon boat would have a PVC floor?

Defender.com sells some solid floors designed to replace inflatable floors/.

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I covered the floor with some resin then painted it and it is ready to go into the boat tomorrow for its maiden voyage?
awesome job man that looks real strong! let us know how it goes

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That looks fantastic except that it's a bit large to stow.
It could use some hinges or to be sectionalized in pieces.
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That looks fantastic except that it's a bit large to stow.
It could use some hinges or to be sectionalized in pieces.
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if you use hinges in the middle how would you fix them(make rigid) once in place? would you simply use side peices(slats) like the 3 peice ply floors in older dinghies or is there something easier and simpler to do?

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